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  • Federal grants to create 'cradle to career' services in LAUSD zones

    Federal grants to create 'cradle to career' services in LAUSD zones
    Local officials on Wednesday announced a milestone -- $36 million in federal grants -- for an ambitious program to provide a full range of social and education services to students and their families in several neighborhoods.
  • Family finances: smarter ways to give

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A lot of people scramble to make charitable contributions before the end of each year to get a tax break. But last-minute gifts may not be the best way to make the most impact. You could work with the charity to designate a...

    Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans

    Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans
    Two months after nearly one-third of the city's principals were penalized over poor student attendance, the school system has made marked progress, education officials said at a hearing Thursday called by City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. In March,...

    Baltimore VA offers assisted-living care in home setting

    Baltimore VA offers assisted-living care in home setting
    As an alternative to a traditional nursing home facility, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to a new program in which those in need of assisted-living care are treated in a more intimate setting. Medical foster homes place up to three...

    Sterling foundation ads tout good works, but verifying them isn't easy

    The publicity campaign promised a new summer program at Point Dume for poor children, funded in part by the Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation. A smiling Sterling was shown next to a horse in some newspaper ads. In others, the foundation described...